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UNLV vs. Cincinnati - 12/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Bearcats (6-1) at UNLV Rebels (4-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: UNLV Rebels +4.5 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
CBS Sports Network
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NCAA BB | Cincinnati Bearcats (6-1) at UNLV Rebels (4-2)
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and UNLV Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 75.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 55.9 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Jarron Cumberland is averaging 17 points and three assists while Cane Broome is averaging 11 points and 1.6 rebounds. Tre Scott is the third double-digit scorer and Keith Williams is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won nine of their last 10 road games.

The UNLV Rebels look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The UNLV Rebels are averaging 72 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Shakur Juiston is averaging 12.3 points and 10.2 rebounds while Kris Clyburn is averaging 11.7 points and 1.5 assists. Cheikh Mbacke Diong is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Amauri Hardy is dishing 2.3 assists. The UNLV Rebels are shooting 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The UNLV Rebels are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The UNLV Rebels have won four of their last six home games.

The Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Runnin' Rebels are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games, 7-17-1 ATS in their last 25 Saturday games and 8-19-2 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Runnin' Rebels last 7 overall. The under is 10-4 in Bearcats last 14 overall.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look as balanced as they have in years and still have that elite level defense that travels well. The UNLV Rebels have been solid defensively as well, but they also haven't exactly played anybody up to this point and have yet to play a game outside of their home court. We'll learn more about UNLV in this contest, but the Cincinnati Bearcats are so consistent, even on the road, that it's hard to bet against them. 

Cincinnati Bearcats -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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